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Auto Program
BCMS Calendar
BCMS/Favorite Staffing
BCMS Phone App
COVID-19 Resources Page
Credentialing Services - BCVI
LifeBridge Free Personal Counseling
Online BCMS Physician Directory
Physicians Health and Rehabilitation (PH&R)
Physicians' Purchasing Guide

San Antonio Medicine Magazine


Circle of Friends

First Citizens Bank

United Private Networks



Important Physician News and Deadlines


Supreme Court Sides With Physician's Push to Clear National Practitioner Data Bank Record
In a major victory for medicine, a Texas Supreme Court decision has paved the way for physicians exonerated of wrongdoing to fully clear their names in the National Practitioner Data Bank, the federal clearinghouse that records certain adverse or disciplinary actions taken against health care workers. See what the court decided.

Surgeon General Sounds Alarm on Physician Burnout, Recommends Corrective Steps
The U.S. surgeon general is calling attention to health care worker burnout and issuing recommendations to improve well-being for physicians and others in an advisory on the topic. A national shortage of up to 139,000 physicians is projected by 2033. See the advisory.
Financial Stress During Residency? TMA Low- Interest Loans Can Help
TMA's resident loan program offers up to $6,000 at a fixed 4.4% interest rate to qualified physicians who are completing their residency training in a Texas accredited program. In most cases, funds are disbursed within three weeks from application submission. Find out more.

Protect Your Practice With TMA CME
Recent mass shootings have spotlighted the tragic need for attack preparedness. TMA offers several CME courses to help physicians safeguard their practices. Explore CME options.

Texas Ranked Worst State for Access to Prenatal, Maternal Care
A recent study ranked Texas 50th among all states in access to high-quality prenatal and maternal care. The study evaluated states based on six metrics tied to access and quality, but two criteria in particular accounted for Texas' low ranking. Find out which ones.

FREE PPE Still Available from BCMS
Do you need PPE For your practice? Let us help! Physician practices in need of PPE, please click here to indicate your PPE needs. Requests are filled as donated supplies are available.



Upcoming Community Events

40th Annual AAPI Convention
June 26│All Day│Register
The 2022 AAPI Annual Convention & Scientific Assembly offers an exciting venue to interact with leading physicians, health professionals, academicians, and scientists of Indian origin. Physicians and healthcare professionals from across the country will convene and participate in the scholarly exchange of medical advances, to develop health policy agendas, and to encourage legislative priorities in the coming year. Free CME Included for BCMS Members.

UT Health San Antonio: 10x Genomics Symposium
June 30│9:00 am - 5:00 pm│Register
Please join us to learn how single cell, spatial, and in situ technologies from 10x Genomics can help you push the boundaries of your research.

Annual Convention & Scientific Program
July 8-10│All Day│Register
Hosted by the Texas Society of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, this year's convention will be held in Galveston, Texas. This year's theme is Road to Recovery: Treatment and Prevention of Trauma in Children and Adolescents.
6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Baptist Neighborhood Hospital
Blood Drive

July 12│10:00 am - 2:00 pm│Register

Walk with a Doc

Monthly│9:00 am - 10:00 am│Register
This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends. The event is FREE and all are welcome! Future walks will be held on the 3rd Saturday of every month.


Circle of Friends Gold Sponsors




Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors! Donations from Circle of Friends sponsors help keep down the cost of dues and allow BCMS to continue to provide quality services to its members.The Society continues its pledge to you that it will only involve itself in services and programs that benefit you, the member, and your patients.



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